St Patrick’s Day 2024: Celebrations in Britain

Get ready for a jig because it’s time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the greenest, most epic day of the year!

Parades filled with bagpipes and lively floats will snake through the streets, and there’ll be enough green beer to fill a shillelagh (that’s an Irish stick, for the curious ones). And let’s not forget the food! From hearty stews to melt-in-your-mouth soda bread, your taste buds will be doing a jig of their own.


St Patrick's Day Parade in LondonWith London being such a multicultural city, it’s hardly surprising that it does St. Patrick’s Day in a big way. The capital will come alive on 17th March with a huge St Patrick’s Day festival. The Irish-themed event will bring together locals and tourists alike for a huge celebration of everything Irish. All the best of Irish arts, culture, food, and music will be showcased across the capital, with the celebrations culminating in a spectacular St Patrick’s Day parade. This year’s procession will be concluded at Trafalgar Square, where you can sample some of the best Irish food, folk stories, activities and games perfect for a fun family day out.

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St Patrick's Day 2024 in BirminghamMark your calendars, lads and lasses, because the Emerald Isle is invading Birmingham on March 17th and you’re not going to want to miss the party! After a wee hiatus, the legendary St. Patrick’s Day Parade is stomping back into Digbeth, bringing a tidal wave of green, glitter, and good cheer along with it. Picture this: streets thrumming with Irish jigs, floats so fantastical they’d make leprechauns jealous, and enough craic (that’s Irish for fun) to fuel a thousand shamrock shakes. Whether you’re Irish by blood or just Irish by spirit, this parade is for you!

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St Patrick's Day 2024 in EdinburghThe Scottish capital celebrates St Patrick’s Day like no other, with the famous Cowgate Street, known as ‘Little Ireland’ hosting an amazing weekend full of traditional Irish fun across various venues. Find bars such as The Three Sisters, where plenty will be celebrating with traditional music, games and plenty of Guinness to go around.

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St Patrick's Day 2024 in ManchesterAnother one of the northern cities with a large Irish population is Manchester, and their lively St. Patrick’s Day celebrations demonstrate that. The city really gets into the Celtic spirit with dance demonstrations, art shows, plenty of live music, rugby games and lots of that classic Irish stand-up comedy. Most of the action, including the Festival Market, will be taking place in Albert Square between 8th and 17th March. But Manchester’s Irish community really comes alive after dark, so if you’re looking for that big traditional welcome and a hell of a party with a bunch of your friends, this is the place to do it.

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St Patrick's Day 2024Bristol certainly knows how to celebrate this Irish occasion. With Irish pubs dotted around the city, celebratory nightclub events and Bristol’s very own St. Paddy’s parade on the 17th of March, there are plenty of ways to keep the St. Paddy’s party going for days!

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